Ivy Pochoda grew up in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, and lived in Red Hook for several years. She is the author of THE ART OF DISAPPEARING. A former professional squash player, she now lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
It’s summertime in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a blue-collar dockside neighborhood. June and Val, two 15-year-olds, take a raft out onto the bay at night to see what they can see. And then they disappear. Only Val will survive, washed ashore and semi-conscious in the weeds. This shocking event will echo through the lives of a diverse cast of Red Hook residents. Val contends with the shadow of her missing friend and a truth she buries deep inside.